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A powerful and timely collection of short stories and poems about Zimbabwe, Long Time Coming is a collection straining with suspended hope, change has taken too long to arrive.Political frustration, brutal violence and painful loss is met with practical resignation and grim humour.So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.The book is a must read for insights into the current Zimbabwean consciousness.
With an easy style and making absolutely everything fair game some of the conduct is, even when recognisable as satire, absolutely shocking Eppel has written a very entertaining and sharp book.
But to say Hatchings is merely a love story would be criminal.
It is more than that, Hatchings is a story about Bulawayo, about Zimbabwe, about corruption and cultural decay. With his sharp and yet witty pen he exposes corruption and pokes fun at those that are abusing power and this means literally everyone.
Register in the short stories shifts from blank naturalism to formal social realism, from the carnivalesque to the self-consciously melodramatic, from the fine chisel of irony to the sledgehammers of lampoon and parody.
Each piece here and they are miniature marvels, vividly illuminates an aspect of what it is actually like to live in a country that has been systematically stripped of functioning organizations.
The Curse of the Ripe Tomato is an astonishing novel.